Levine; Behrens, Ulfung, Cassilly, Boesch
Levine; Schäfer, Schwarz, Kuebler, Forbis, Courtney
From "James Levine: Celebrating 40 Years at the Met" CD Box Set
James Levine’s affection for Berg’s searing masterpiece has given Met audiences many opportunities to experience this groundbreaking score. Here Levine conducts José van Dam in the title role, who gives a heartbreaking performance as the downtrodden, humiliated soldier. Anja Silja is Marie, the mother of Wozzeck’s child, who cannot resistant the cheap glamour of the handsome Drum Major (Richard Cassilly)—leading Wozzeck to finally give up his desperate struggle for existence.
Hansel and Gretel
Dec 18-Jan 8
Returning for the holidays, this season's family entertainingment is richard Jone' witty production of Humperdinck's fairy-tale opera, conducted by Sir Andrew Davis, in whcih two children facre against a wicked witch.